Pundi Malpuna Vidhana
2 cups raw rice (soaked in warm water for 3-4 hours)
2 tbsp grated coconut (fresh/frozen)
salt according to taste.
5 cups water.
Grind together the raw rice & grated coconut to form a smooth rava like paste (like we prepare for idlis). Dont add too much water.
Add 5 cups of water & enough salt to a broad & heavy bottomed pan/kadai.
When water starts boiling, add this rice paste prepared & keep stirring.
Keep the flame on medium or low, as rice gets cooked faster & lumps may be formed.
Keep stirring, rice lumps may be formed, but dont worry. Keep mashing them & keep stirring until the entire stuff becomes a single mass ( this may take around 8-10 mins).
Now, remove it from flame & start making small rice balls from that mixture. Keep dipping your hands in cold water in between & make the balls when the mixture is hot.
Now steam cook the rice balls (just like a normal idli) for 20-25 mins.
Pundi is ready to be served.